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holders aligned behind 1080p60 HDR, CTI
and its partners had clear guidance with
regard to equipment selection. " We needed
to find equipment that could handle the
signal flow, " Mandell explains. " Every single
thing along the way had to support that. "
Key Equipment
In terms of key project equipment, Ross
Video lies at this project's heart. Subaru
Park benefits from a Carbonite Black Plus
switcher, an XPression graphics system, an
XPression Tessera for LED control and an
Ultrix-FR5 routing/AV processing platform.
Wile describes Ross as the cornerstone of
the integrated production environment,
with the video switcher acting as the
control center. Agreeing, Mandell calls the
company's products the key drivers of the
control room. " They are, I would consider,
the brains of the [space], " he adds.
Mandell says that, with Ross technology
deployed, there are truly no limits. " If you
can dream it, they can implement it, " he
says. Wile adds, " You have facilities available
to you inherently because of the way this
stuff works together. It's a terrific technology
point for Ross, and they've done a terrific
job of realizing that. " The company also
stretches far beyond being a mere vendor,
coming out to commission its systems. In
fact, its creative services department, called
Rocket Surgery, came in to help implement
Mandell's designs for graphics display.
With respect to monitors and video disspaces.
The Samsung models were chosen
for being both durable and very bright.
Regarding cameras, CTI and the Union
Ross Video lies at the heart of this project.
Subaru Park benefits from a Carbonite
Black Plus switcher, an XPression graphics
system and other innovative technologies
from the Canadian manufacturer.
plays, CTI and the Union invested in a range
of vendors' products: Samsung, Sony, Ikegami
and Marshall. All, except the Marshalls,
are HDR-compatible. Getting into more
granular detail, Ikegami ULE-217-HDRs
are at user stations, Marshall M-Lynx-702s
are at user stations and Sony FW-49BZ35F
displays comprise the monitor wall in
the control room. According to Wile, the
Marshall and Ikegami monitors were chosen
due to their suitability for critical-viewing applications.
And outside the confines of the
control room, CTI integrated about 150 IPTV
and signage displays from Samsung. Those
occupy ancillary environments such as
concessions, the team store, suites and club
settled on a Sony-centric approach. " I was
really big on choosing Sony, " Mandell says.
" I'm a very big fan of their products. " He also
emphasizes that Sony was a perfect partner
considering the switch to an HDR workflow.
" They, at the time, had some of the best
products out for that space, " Mandell adds.
From Sony's broad line, six core products
were selected: three HDC-3100s (one of
which is used as wireless with a Wave Central
system), one HDC-5500 for high frame
rate and two BRC-X1000 PTZ cameras. The
additional cameras, which Wile analogizes
to being " GoPro-style, " are Marshall CV-565
POVs to capture, for instance, a goal's-eye
perspective of the ball hitting the net.
Mandell and his technical team invested in HDR-compatible monitors and displays from
Sony, Ikegami and other vendors.
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NETGEAR's Contributions
When it comes to switches, NETGEAR was
the optimal choice because of the company's
position straddling the worlds of IT and
AV equally. According to Wile, " Although
there are a lot of different network technologies,
NETGEAR has really focused on
creating a media-centric product. They're
optimized in their configuration [and] in
their product line to work very well in a
media environment. " Wile continues, " The
network really is the heart of the system. And
NETGEAR has a specific set of products that
are well suited for that - not only in their
hardware but also in their software configuration. "
In this application, the network
is built around M4300 Series switches,
organized in a redundant spine-and-leaf
configuration. Of the six racks in the rack
room, each one has a NETGEAR switch at its
top to control the traffic; what's more, each
of the four main consoles in the control room
has an accompanying NETGEAR switch.
John Henkel, director of SMB product
marketing, NETGEAR, explains, " NETGEAR
is used in individual racks for whatever
equipment is in that rack. And we have
various switches that are designed perfectly
for that installation. " Delving into the spineand-leaf
topology, he continues, " So, for all
the leaves - individual racks of equipment
- we've got you covered. And then, as you
connect them up, you have all the proper
uplinks. So, we have switches with fiber
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